Concept Imagines What Rumored Apple Over-Ear Headphones Might Look Like

Friday April 6, 2018 11:23 AM PDT by Juli Clover

To go along with the AirPods and the HomePod, Apple is rumored to be working on a set of high-end over-ear headphones that, like its other two products, will be Apple branded rather than Beats branded.

The rumor originated in a February report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who often accurately predicts Apple's plans. Kuo says Apple is planning to launch high-end over-ear headphones that marries the convenience of AirPods with better sound quality.


Designers over at Curved.de have taken these rumors and created renderings imagining what Apple-branded over-ear headphones could look like.


The headphones take design elements from the HomePod, such as the acoustic fabric covering and the touch panel that includes a visible Siri waveform, and existing Beats headphones like the Solo3.


On headphones, of course, you wouldn't see the waveform while wearing them so this may not be an entirely realistic concept, but it's interesting to see the HomePod design distilled down into headphones.


Curved.de has imagined the headphones in both black and white, with the touch panel also able to display other graphics like a rainbow Apple logo, and there's a simple wireless charging stand included in the concept.


Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple could release the headphones as soon as the fourth quarter of 2018, which is fairly late in the year, so we could see them delayed until 2019. Kuo's rumor has been corroborated by Bloomberg, with the site adding that noise-canceling features could be included.

Is this what you think Apple-branded headphones might look like? Let us know in the comments.

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26 months ago
Oh FFS why would someone even consider a Siri indicator on headphones? It’s as bad as that Apple Car concept that had antenna bands.
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26 months ago
Ooh, I always love when Apple is rumored to be entering a new product category, and the concept images start rolling in!

Yeah, this is dead on; Apple's over-ear headphones will look like somebody miscast a transfiguration spell on a HomePod. Exterior speaker grills(?) and all.



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26 months ago
I’m predicting this is not at all what they will look like.
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26 months ago

Exterior speaker grills(?) and all.


LOVE the outward-facing speakers. I hate wearing headphones myself so I’m hoping to get these for everyone around me.
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26 months ago
Siri indicator is pointless, and pure "look at me I'm better than you" garbage.
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26 months ago
Nope.

:apple:
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